La novella del buon vecchio e della bella fanciulla by Italo Svevo

By Italo Svevo

L. a. novella del buon vecchio e della bella fanciulla Ci fu un preludio all'avventura del buon vecchio, ma si svolse senza ch'egli quasi l'avvertisse. In un breve istante di riposo dovette ricevere nel suo ufficio una vecchia donna che gli presentava e raccomandava una fanciulla, l. a. propria figlia. Erano kingdom ammesse alla sua presenza in forza di un biglietto di presentazione di un suo amico. Il vecchio strappato ai suoi affari non arrivava a levarseli del tutto dalla mente e guardava intontito il biglietto sforzandosi d'intenderlo presto e presto liberarsi dalla seccatura. l. a. vecchia non tacque in line with un solo istante, ma egli non ritenne o percepí che qualche breve frase: – l. a. giovinetta period distinctiveness, intelligente e sapeva leggere e scrivere, ma meglio leggere che scrivere. – Poi una frase che lo colpí perché strana: – Mia figlia accetta qualsiasi impiego in line with l'intera giornata purché le avanzi il breve pace di cui ha bisogno in line with il suo bagno quotidiano. – Infine los angeles vecchia disse l. a. frase che portò los angeles scena advert una rapida conclusione: alla Tramvia prendono ora delle donne al posto di conduttrici e bigliettarie. Subito deciso, il vecchio scrisse un biglietto di raccomandazione in step with los angeles Direzione della Società Tramviaria e congedò le due donne. Lasciato ai suoi affari, li interruppe ancora in line with un istante ...

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Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, by Irena Makaryk, Marissa McHugh

By Irena Makaryk, Marissa McHugh

Shakespeare’s works occupy a prismatic and intricate place in global tradition: they straddle either the excessive and the low, the nationwide and the overseas, literature and theatre. the second one international conflict offers a desirable case research of this phenomenon: such a lot, if now not all, of its opponents have laid declare to Shakespeare and feature referred to as upon his paintings to show their society’s self-image.

In wartime, such claims often delivered to the fore a quandary of cultural id and of competing possession of this ‘universal’ writer. regardless of this, the position of Shakespeare in the course of the moment international conflict has no longer but been tested or documented in any intensity. Shakespeare and the second one global War presents the 1st sustained foreign, collaborative incursion into this terrain. The essays reveal how the wide range of how within which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are either illuminated by way of and proceed to light up the struggle today.

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Sport in Ancient Times by Nigel B. Crowther

By Nigel B. Crowther

Crowther bargains a desirable examine the function of recreation as practiced in numerous very important civilizations within the historic global. He not just probes the video games themselves, yet explores the ways that athletics figured into cultural arenas that prolonged past actual prowess to army institutions, rituals, prestige, and politics. recreation in precedent days has 4 targeted components: the Prehistoric Age, ancient Greece, historic Italy, and the Byzantine Empire. starting with the earliest civilizations, Crowther examines the army and leisure points of activities in prehistoric Egypt, with short references to different river-valley cultures in Sumeria, Mesopotamia, and Persia. He appears on the rituals of Cretan bull-leaping and boxing within the Bronze Age, the excessive prestige of activities in Mycenaean Greece, and the funeral video games within the Trojan warfare as defined via the epic poet Homer.

In what he phrases the ancient interval, Crowther examines the importance of the traditional Olympic video games, the occasions of Greek athletics, and the perspective of alternative civilizations (notably Rome) in the direction of them. He makes an attempt to find to what volume the Romans believed within the recognized perfect of Juvenal, a legitimate brain in a legitimate physique, and discusses the importance of the well-known Baths not just for activity, but additionally for tradition and society. He likewise explores the Roman emphasis on spectator activities and using gladiatorial contests and chariot racing for political reasons (the notion of bread and games). The part at the Byzantine Empire focuses, particularly, on chariot racing and the riots at carrying contests—riots equivalent to crowd violence in sleek activities corresponding to soccer.

Crowther closes with views that carry to lifestyles a number of the concerns printed in past chapters. those comprise a comparability of the social prestige and importance of a well-known Olympic athlete (Milo), a Roman gladiator (Hermes), and a Byzantine chariot racer (Porphyrius). He additionally addresses the altering function of ladies in activities in antiquity. girls have been well-liked in activity in Egypt, for instance, yet nearly fullyyt absent from the traditional Olympic video games. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses crew activities and ball video games. even though those have been relatively infrequent within the historic international, one might even see in those who did exist the forerunners of recent soccer and hockey.

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Greek Declamation by D. A. Russell

By D. A. Russell

Declamation was once 'a toy version of oratory' within which scholars composed and brought deliberative and forensic perform speeches in personality. It used to be now not limited to the universities: the pros gave public performances to giant and significant audiences. Greco-Roman schooling was once kind of ruled by means of rhetoric; from the fourth century BC right down to and past the top of classical antiquity declamation was once an artwork in the higher paintings, inhabiting nearly a special international, with its personal legislation, customs and mores. Latin declamation has been good studied yet its Greek counterpart is much less popular. This e-book units the perform of declamation in its historic context, describes the normal, notwithstanding usually weird and wonderful, topics of the speeches and discusses the declaimers' public performances, rhetorical concept and information and use of classical literature and heritage. This publication might be of curiosity either to scholars of classical literature and to historians of historic society and schooling. the most textual content is written in an effort to be thoroughly intelligible to these with out wisdom of Greek.

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A history of classical scholarship / Vol. 2, From the by John Edwin Sandys

By John Edwin Sandys

Sir John Edwin Sandys (1844-1922) used to be a number one Cambridge classicist and a Fellow of St. John's collage. His most renowned paintings is that this three-volume historical past of Classical Scholarship, released among 1903 and 1908, which is still the single large-scale paintings at the topic to span the full interval from the 6th century BCE to the top of the 19th century. The heritage of classical reports was once a well-liked subject in the course of the 19th century, quite in Germany, yet Sandys stands proud for the formidable scope of his paintings, even if a lot of it was once in response to previous scholarship. His chronological account is subdivided through style and area, with a few chapters dedicated to really influential participants. quantity 2 covers the interval from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

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The Literature of Ancient Sumer by Jeremy Black

By Jeremy Black

This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the main accomplished assortment ever released, and contains examples of many of the types of composition written within the language, from narrative myths and lyrical hymns to proverbs and love poetry. The translations have benefited either from the paintings of many students and from our ever-increasing figuring out of Sumerian. as well as reflecting the advances made by means of glossy scholarship, the translations are written in transparent, available English. an in depth creation discusses the literary features of the works, the folks who created and copied them in historic Iraq, and the way the research of Sumerian literature has advanced over the past a hundred and fifty years.

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Honour, Exchange and Violence in Beowulf by Peter S. Baker

By Peter S. Baker

This ebook examines violence in its social environment, and particularly as an important aspect within the heroic process of trade (sometimes known as the financial system of Honour). It situates Beowulf in a northern eu tradition the place violence used to be no longer stigmatized as facts of a breakdown in social order yet relatively used to be visible as an affordable method to get issues performed; the place kings and their retainers observed themselves notably as warriors whose leader career used to be the pursuit of honour; and the place so much profitable kings have been these perceived as so much predatory. notwithstanding kings and their matters yearned for peace, the political and spiritual associations of the time did little to restrain their violent impulses.
Drawing on works from Britain, Scandinavia, and eire, which express how the perform of violence used to be ruled through ideas and customs which have been saw, with diversifications, over a large sector, this ebook uses historicist and anthropological techniques to its topic. It takes a impartial perspective in the direction of the phenomena it examines, yet even as describes them fortnightly, fending off euphemism and excuse-making at the one hand and condemnation at the different. during this it makes an attempt to prevent the mistakes of critics who've occasionally been led off beam through sleek assumptions in regards to the morality of violence.

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Fifty Key Classical Authors by Rhiannon Ash, Visit Amazon's Alison Sharrock Page, search

By Rhiannon Ash, Visit Amazon's Alison Sharrock Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Alison Sharrock,

A chronological consultant to influential Greek and Roman writers, Fifty Key Classical Authors is a useful creation to the literature, philosophy and historical past of the traditional international. together with essays on Sappho, Polybius and Lucan, in addition to on significant figures resembling Homer, Plato, Catullus and Cicero, this publication is a crucial device for all scholars of classical civilization.

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The World of Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus: Aesthetics and by Professor Christopher S. van den Berg

By Professor Christopher S. van den Berg

Coming to phrases with the rhetorical arts of antiquity inevitably illuminates our personal principles of public discourse and the conduct of speech to which they've got led. Tacitus wrote the Dialogus at a time (ca. a hundred CE) whilst severe scrutiny of the historical past, the definitions, and the speedy relevance of public speech have been all being challenged and refashioned by means of a bunch of bright intellects and impressive practitioners. This e-book demanding situations the idea that Tacitus sought to give an explanation for the decline of oratory below the Principate. quite, from exam of the dynamics of argument within the discussion and the underlying literary traditions there emerges a cosmopolitan attention of eloquentia within the Roman Empire. Tacitus emulates Cicero's legacy and demanding situations his place on the most sensible of Rome's oratorical canon. He additional exhibits that eloquentia is a method in which to compete with the ability of the Principate.

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